[php-maint] plan for mass-bug filing, removal of php4

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Sat May 5 21:29:02 UTC 2007

hey folks,

as i mentioned a couple weeks ago, php4 is going to be removed from
testing/unstable.  before we can remove this, however, we need to update
and/or remove a significant number of other packages from unstable.  

but, before i go crazy mass-bugfiling, i'm requesting here that if you
maintain a package that depends on php4, you save me a little work and
fix your package.  in two weeks' time i'll start the mass filing for
packages which haven't been fixed.

i've created a small wiki page with more information here:


which details what you need to do if your package depends on something
php4-related, and contains a "current status" table to track progress.
feel free to update the status table for your package, or for other
maintainers' packages if you're in generous/helpful/bored mood.

below is a list of affected package/maintainer pairs, generated from:

grep-aptavail -n -F Depends \
  -s Package,Maintainer -e 'php4|phpapi-20050606' \
  --and --not -F Source -X php4 --and --not -F Depends php5 \
  --and --not -F  Package -X php4 \
  | paste -sd "  \n" | sort

note that if your package already depends on the php5 or php4 based
versions of something, then you don't need to do anything at all (and
your name shouldn't be listed in that case).  the current recommendation
is to leave the php4 dependency in place in such cases, as it may help
backporters etc.

any questions, feel free to ask.


the list:

achims-guestbook Tim Peeler <thp at linuxforce.net>
acidlab-pgsql Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs at computer.org>
amavis-stats Jean-Michel Kelbert <kelbert at debian.org>
axyl Paul Waite <paul at waite.net.nz>
bandersnatch-frontend Polkan Alexis Garcia Rodriguez
<pagarcia at slcolombia.org>
bbclone Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <tiago at debian-ba.org>
dcl Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal at debian.org>
dh-make-php Uwe Steinmann <steinm at debian.org>
ezpublish-src Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>
freeradius-dialupadmin Stephen Gran <sgran at debian.org>
gallimimus Matthew Palmer <mpalmer at debian.org>
gforge-db-postgresql Roland Mas <lolando at debian.org>
gforge-plugin-scmcvs Roland Mas <lolando at debian.org>
gforge-plugin-scmsvn Roland Mas <lolando at debian.org>
gforge-web-apache Roland Mas <lolando at debian.org>
ibwebadmin Debian QA Group <packages at qa.debian.org>
irm Matthew Palmer <mpalmer at debian.org>
kcachegrind-converters Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers
<debian-qt-kde at lists.debian.org>
kolab-resource-handlers Debian Kolab Maintainers
<pkg-kolab-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
kolab-webadmin Debian Kolab Maintainers
<pkg-kolab-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
libphp-jpgraph Christian Bayle <bayle at debian.org>
libphp-phplayersmenu Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
libphp-phplot Jeremy T. Bouse <jbouse at debian.org>
mediamate Jamin W. Collins <jcollins at asgardsrealm.net>
mlmmj-php-web-admin Søren Boll Overgaard <boll at debian.org>
mlmmj-php-web Søren Boll Overgaard <boll at debian.org>
mydms Miguel Gea Milvaques <xerakko at debian.org>
myphpmoney Debian QA Group <packages at qa.debian.org>
nagat Turbo Fredriksson <turbo at debian.org>
nanourl Stefani Banerian <stefani at riseup.net>
netmrg Uwe Steinmann <steinm at debian.org>
opendb Michael C. Schultheiss <schultmc at debian.org>
php4-apache2-mod-bt Tyler 'Crackerjack' MacDonald
<crackerjack at crackerjack.net>
php4-apd Jonathan Oxer <jon at debian.org>
php4-auth-pam Carsten Wolff <carsten at wolffcarsten.de>
php4-clamavlib Jonas Genannt <jonas.genannt at capi2name.de>
php4-gpib Robert Jordens <jordens at debian.org>
php4-idn Turbo Fredriksson <turbo at debian.org>
php4-imagick Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
php4-json Pierre Habouzit <madcoder at debian.org>
php4-kadm5 Cajus Pollmeier <cajus at debian.org>
php4-lasso Frederic Peters <fpeters at debian.org>
php4-librdf Dave Beckett <dajobe at debian.org>
php4-mapscript Debian GIS Project
<pkg-grass-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
php4-maxdb Martin Kittel <debian at martin-kittel.de>
php4-memcache Pierre Habouzit <madcoder at debian.org>
php4-ming Stuart R. Anderson <anderson at netsweng.com>
php4-ps Uwe Steinmann <steinm at debian.org>
php4-rrdtool Artur R. Czechowski <arturcz at hell.pl>
php4-spplus Cyril Bouthors <cyril at bouthors.org>
php4-sqlite3 Julien Danjou <acid at debian.org>
php4-sqlite Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
php4-suhosin php-suhosin maintainers
<php-suhosin-maintainers at ned.snow-crash.org>
php4-syck Robert Jordens <jordens at debian.org>
php4-tclink Debian QA Group <packages at qa.debian.org>
php4-uuid Piotr Roszatycki <dexter at debian.org>
php4-xapian Olly Betts <olly at survex.com>
php4-xcache RISKO Gergely <risko at debian.org>
php-auth Chris Anderson <chris at nullcode.org>
php-auth-http Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-cgiwrap Pierre Machard <pmachard at debian.org>
php-compat Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-config Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-crypt-cbc Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-file Chris Anderson <chris at nullcode.org>
phpgroupware-img Andrew Mitchell <ajmitch at debian.org>
php-html-template-it Polkan Alexis Garcia <pagarcia at slcolombia.org>
php-image-barcode Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-imlib Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org>
phpix Yven Johannes Leist <leist at beldesign.de>
php-log Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
phpqladmin Turbo Fredriksson <turbo at debian.org>
php-services-weather Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
phpunit Bart Martens <bartm at knars.be>
php-xml-rss Thomas Goirand <thomas at goirand.fr>
php-xml-util Jose Carlos Medeiros <debian at psabs.com.br>
turck-mmcache Jonathan Oxer <jon at debian.org>
tutos2 Dimitri Fontaine <dim at tapoueh.org>
twig Martin Langhoff <martin at nzl.com.ar>
wordtrans-web Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs at computer.org>

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